Lower Kilcot, Cotswolds Cottages
Standing in an idyllic, secluded Cotswold garden, Neathwood is a pretty, period semi-detached cottage dating from the 17th century. The garden is a riot of colour in the spring and summer with a lovely display of attractive plants and shrubs, plus there are stunning views over the surrounding countryside - a wonderful spot to relax in at the end of a busy day. Inside it's been nicely renovated with comfy furnishings and offers a cosy retreat for a couple.
Stone steps lead up from the parking area to an entrance pathway.
Open plan Living Area with sofa, armchair, TV, DVD player and fireplace with a wood burning stove.
Dining Area with small dining table.
Kitchen Area with electric oven, dishwasher and microwave.
Bedroom One with standard double bed (4ft 6) and chest of drawers.
Bathroom/WC with independent shower over the bath and heated towel rail.
Secluded garden area adjoining the annexe with small summerhouse.
One small, well behaved pet by arrangement. No smoking.
Neathwood Cottage is situated between Bath and Tetbury in an idyllic, 'hidden' valley with a meandering stream, this location exudes peace and tranquillity. The surrounding countryside, which forms part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, typifies the wooded, hilly scenery of the Cotswolds and offers superb walking on the Cotswold Way. There is also good coarse fishing in a lake 1 mile away.
Tetbury, in our opinion, is the one Cotswold towns which many people don't know enough of and therefore, often miss the opportunity to see. In fact we'd say it is possibly the nicest and most unspoilt town of all in the Cotswolds! Slightly further afield and for the more adventurous are Bath (30 mins) Cheltenham (35 mins) and Oxford (35 mins) along with many other villages and market towns along with National Trust properties and gardens. With the properties located near to Tetbury, there are a selection of activities nearby, including the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum plus a host of other Cotswolds attractions.
This part of Gloucestershire has many historic towns and attractive villages to visit - Bath, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Badminton, Castle Combe and Malmesbury. To the north you can go deeper into the Cotswolds - Cirencester, Burford and Stow on the Wold are all within a reasonable drive and are certainly worth a visit.
The Cotswold Water Park, and, the Severn Vale, Berkeley Castle and the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust are also within easy driving distance.
Tetbury is, arguably, one of the most attractive of the market towns in the Cotswolds. However it always seems to be one that people have heard least about - which is ironic given that its most famous "local" in the next King of England - Prince Charles - who lives about one mile outside. The town (big village really) has a lovely selection of shops, boutiques and antiques a plenty, cafes, restaurants and pubs to choose from and certainly has plenty to keep most people happy for plenty of time. The Snooty Fox is perhaps the most recognisable place, set in the heart of the Tetbury, but there are many more. Don't miss a visit to Highgrove itself and its' beautiful shop along the high street.
Above all, though, it is the antique shops that Tetbury is best known for. There are literally ten's of them! Browsing through these is to be enjoyed and of course there is always a bargain to be had and we do urge you (if shopping) to haggle the price down!!! One of our personal favourite haunts is the Hobbs House Bakery, a small local bakery on the Bath Road which sells some fabulous cakes and breads. It is owned by the Baker Brothers, who are currently a famous pair with their TV shows - they pop in regularly.
"Lovely quiet cottage - perfect to unwind, for visits to Bath and local villages - slept like a log. Charlie the dog loved the walks and running in the paddock."Nigel & Wendy
"Once again we have had a truly lovely stay. It is so lovely to find a place away from the hustle and bustle of life. Your cottage is truly enchanting and we hope to return to enjoy the horse trials at Badmington for many years to come."Mrs C 2017-05-01
"We were looking for a relaxing, peaceful & romantic break, and that is exactly what we got. We were greeted by a very warm welcome by Mrs Fenton, shown around a very cosy and beautiful little cottage. The owners had thought of everything we could have possibly needed for our stay. The chocolate biscuits were a very nice touch after a long drive. Lots of walks and sights make a beautiful location to stay. The pub just up the road was perfect. We would definitely come back and will certainly recommend to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful break."Allan & July 2017-04-01